Whats on in Queenstown - June 2018

16 May 2018

Whats on in June 2018?

The First month of winter - welcome to colder temperatures, snow-capped peaks and a busy calendar of events.… Want to know what MajorDomo are getting up to in June? Here’s a few dates for the diary:

1st-4th June – Luma – Southern Light project

One of our FAVOURITE annual Queenstown events. Family-friendly, free of charge, and fully fantastic – Luma is a collection of art installations based around lights, and for 4 evenings you can take a wander around Queenstown gardens and feel like you’ve been whisked to another world. The diverse selection of pieces are created by not only artists, but also the local community, and offer something for everyone. Wrap up warm to brave the evening winter temperatures, and when you start to feel the cold, duck into the beer garden to enjoy a glass of mulled wine and discuss which piece is your fave. Top tip – be sure to explore ALL nooks and crannies, as some installations are hidden for only those who seek to stumble across.


9th June – The Remarkables Ski Area opening

The first mountain in the region to open – just 40 minute drive from central Queenstown, and with a fantastic modern base building, The Remarkables is a sunny ski area, with terrain for all experience levels. Make the most of the peaceful vibes of early June, and then head up for a few quiet runs before the peak season crowds kick in later in the month.


16th June – Cardrona and Coronet Ski Area Openings

Coronet offers the convenience of being just a short 25-minute drive from Queenstown, whilst Cardrona offers beautiful wide-open groomer runs. Both mountains are great – we’d suggest that you check the snow conditions on the day and be guided by the snow gods.


21st-24th June – Queenstown Winter Festival

The Queenstown Winter festival programme is jam-packed full of events across the 4 days, from the social events in town highlights with fireworks, local food stalls, comedy shows, and live music to the wacky and wonderful - think dog barking competitions, icy plunges into Lake Wakatipu and dodgeball championships. The itinerary allows you to enjoy time on the slopes, and still catch up with the fun to maximise your time in the area, but where the Winter Festival really shines is the contribution and involvement of the local community. Come and get into the spirit of Queenstown and celebrate Winter at one of the Southern Hemispheres' largest celebrations of Winter.

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